TN named in top states for business

Chief Executive magazine named Tennessee one of the top four states in the nation for business in its eighth annual survey of Best and Worst States for Business.  

More than 650 chief executive officers rated all 50 states in three general categories: taxation and regulation, quality of workforce and living environment. Tennessee ranked fourth for the second consecutive year.  Rounding out the top five were Texas, Florida, North Carolina and Indiana.   
"It is an honor to be recognized by Chief Executive magazine for the hard work beginning done in our state," Bill Hagerty, commissioner, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, said. "Governor Haslam is a successful business man himself, so he understands exactly what companies are looking for when relocating and expanding.  It's with his insight and leadership that we are continuously working to create and maintain a business friendly environment that encourages companies to grow and invest in Tennessee." 

To read the full Chief Executive magazine's Best and Worst States for Business article, visit 


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